MOTU Traveler mk3
MOTU Traveler mk3
MOTU Traveler mk3

MOTU Traveler mk3

SKU# 870022

Portable Bus-powered Audio Interface with Effects & Mixing

  • Compact size
  • Powered via FireWire
  • 28 inputs / 30 outputs (at 44.1/48kHz)
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MOTU Traveler mk3

MOTU Traveler mk3


The MOTU Traveler-mk3 provides eight channels of pristine 192 kHz analog recording and playback, combined with twenty channels of digital I/O in ADAT optical, AES/EBU and S/PDIF formats. Expand your system by connecting additional MOTU FireWire audio interfaces or the 8pre mic input expander.

The Traveler-mk3 is equally well-suited for studio, stage and remote locations, with or without a computer. As an interface or stand-alone mixer, the Traveler-mk3 provides 28 separate inputs and 30 separate outputs, including four XLR/quarter-inch “combo” mic/instrument analog inputs equipped with pre-amps, individual 48V phantom power switches and Digital Precision Trim controls conveniently adjusted from the front panel or CueMix FX software.

Key Features:

  • Compact size
  • Powered via FireWire
  • 28 inputs / 30 outputs (at 44.1/48kHz)
  • 4 combo jacks provide hi-Z 1/4" guitar input or lo-Z XLR mic input with phantom power & pad
  • Clip protection - Up to +12dB over zero
  • Individual 48V phantom power on each mic input
  • 4x 24-bit 192kHz analog inputs & eight analog outputs on balanced/unbalanced 1/4" TRS jacks
  • Digital Precision Trim - adjust input gain in 1dB increments on all analog inputs (mic/guitar inputs + quarter-inch TRS inputs). Can save & recall multiple trim setups
  • High-resolution recording - Up to 192kHz
  • Flexible optical I/O - 16 channels of ADAT lightpipe, 8 channels of SMUX (96kHz) or two pairs of stereo TOSlink. Mix & match formats between the two banks
  • CueMix FX - flexible 28-input/16-bus mixer with onboard DSP effects, including classic reverb with sends/returns, plus modeled EQ and vintage compression on every input & output
  • Advanced audio signal analysis - CueMix FX software provides real-time FFT & spectrogram "waterfall" displays for visual analysis of individual signals & entire mixes
  • Front-panel control - access your entire mix, or any Traveler-mk3 setting, directly from the front panel
  • Functions as a standalone mixer
  • Sample-accurate MIDI
  • Expandable - add additional interfaces for more I/O as your needs grow
  • Eight 24-bit 192kHz outputs on balanced/unbalanced 1/4" TRS jacks
  • Phone jack with front panel volume control
  • Stereo 24-bit 96kHz AES/EBU in/out
  • Stereo 24-bit 96kHz S/PDIF in/out
  • Word clock in & out
  • Built-in SMPTE time code sync - resolves to & generates time code
  • Plug-and-play operation with your Mac or PC via FireWire
  • Includes drivers for Mac OS X & Windows XP/Vista, including ASIO, WDM, Core Audio & Core MIDI
  • Two FireWire 400 ports allow for daisy-chaining without a hub. Works with a FireWire 800 connection via a simple adapter or FW400-to-800 cable
  • Front-panel volume control for monitoring. Stereo, Quad, 5.1, 7.1 & user-defined surround monitoring setups available
  • Front-panel meters or activity LEDs for all analog, digital and MIDI I/O, plus SMPTE sync, tach & lock LEDs
  • Comprehensive level-metering - Front panel LCD provides vertical meters for entire banks (8 channels at once) or horizontal long-throw metering for individual channels. Meter banks are quickly accessible via the dedicated METERS rotary encoder on the front panel
  • Dedicated front-panel clock status LEDs

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